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Outdoor access information
Being outdoors is great fun. From wonderful walks, to wildlife spotting - or a spot of biking. But while you’re out and about, please remember that Glenlivet is very much a working estate.
The community relies on farming, forestry and sporting activities to earn a living. The countryside is also home to many different types of birds and animals that don’t like to be disturbed, particularly during the breeding season. That’s why it’s important to always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC).
Look out for warning or information signs that highlighting key seasons, or when certain activities are taking place. Any updates or diversions will also be posted on this page.
Managing deer numbers is essential to protect woodland and farmland as well as their habitat. Roe deer stalking mainly takes place in woodland areas, usually in the early mornings and evenings during May, June and July. Red deer stalking also takes place during October and November on certain hill areas, such as the Ladder Hills.
If you’re exploring moorlands between August and October, remember to keep to the main hill paths. If you come across shooting activities, wait until it is safe to continue or go a different way. Access to the hills is only affected during grouse shooting. Shooting does not take place on Sundays.
Moorland birds are particularly vulnerable from cyclists, walkers and dog owners during the breeding season (April, May and June). Please ensure dogs are kept on a lead at all times when on open hill ground at this time of year.
Occasionally we need to divert or close a trail or access route.
Current incidents are
Achlichnie footbridge over the River Avon (NJ 147 232) is closed for repairs.
Drumin Fisherman's bridge over the River Avon (NJ 182 306) is closed for repairs.
We want your faithful companions to enjoy the countryside just as much as you. But please keep them on a lead at all times around livestock, and on open ground during the nesting season.
Almost all waymarked trails and tracks pass through fields that contain farm livestock. Always take care not to disturb sheep and cattle when using the trails, particularly before and during the lambing and calving seasons (March, April, May, September and October).
Wild camping is permitted on Glenlivet Estate, if carried out in a responsible manner and in line with the guidelines of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Campers are asked not to have an open fire unless by special arrangement with Ranger Service staff, as there can be a potential high fire risk at any time of year.
Unauthorised motor vehicles of any type are not permitted on the trails or forest/farm tracks.
Please be responsible with any rubbish and help us ensure Scotland’s countryside stays litter free.